Dr. Andrés Moya

Email: a.moya@uniandes.edu.co

Website: https://sites.google.com/view/andresmoya

 

Bio:

Andrés Moya is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics, Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. He has a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis and Masters and Bachelors degrees in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes. He is a member of EGAP, a Faculty Affiliate at the Care and Protection of Children Learning Network (CPC), and a member of the scientific committee of the Colombian Longitudinal Survey of Universidad de los Andes (ELCA).

His research falls in the fields of Development and Behavioral Economics focusing on the economic, psychological, and behavioral consequences of violence and forced displacement in Colombia. In his research, Andrés has analyzed the effects of violence and psychological trauma on: (1) different dimensions of behavior, such as risk aversion, risk perceptions, and hope; (2) cognitive and socioemotional skills; (3) early childhood development; and (4) performance in job-training programs and in the labor market. A second area of his research agenda focuses on the relationship between poverty, inequality, and human capital accumulation.

Currently, Andrés is leading the implementation and impact evaluation of Semillas de Apego, a group-based psychosocial intervention for primary caregivers in communities torn by violence. The program aims to protect and promote maternal mental health and early childhood development among households exposed to violence in Colombia